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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
Ver surprised by the 8%, it does not taste strong. A fruity banana aroma at first then becomes very sweet. Nice head when poured from bottle that lasts for a few sips. By the end of the glass sweetness was taking over.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (231) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 24, 2016
Appearance : clear amber coppery with medium fluffy head Aroma: sweet, caramel, toffee Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: dark fruits, caramel, sweet with rounded off bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11338) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at The George, Croydon. Had this plenty of times pre-rating days. It pours clear deep amber - brown with a thick, foamy white head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, banoffie pie, banana split, toffee, toasted brown bread, apple/pear and some alcohol. The taste is crisp, bitter, boosty alcohol, brown bread, apple pie, pear, candied fruits, cereal, fruit cake and varnished wood with a dry, woody finish. Medium + body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Drinks way easier than it should! Still a pretty decent beverage after all these years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (88) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
33cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured a chestnut brown with an ivory two finger head. Lively carbonation. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, candy. Taste: Cotton Candy, Caramel, cherries, butterscotch, banana, strawberry, prunes, figs, very creamy mouthfeel sizzling with carbonation. Now that it is getting more to room temperature I am also tasting some chocolate and roasted coffee. This is a complex beer. A medium body with a nice fruity bittersweet finish. What a lovely sweet brew this is...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ballaz (2) - - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Country Belgium Price 270 THB ABV 8 Look 7/8 - Colour 2 - Head 1 - Carbonate 2 - Overall 2 Taste 7/8 - Aroma 2 - Palate 2 - Flavour 1 - Finish 2 Drinkability 4/4 - Drink again 2 - Recommend 2 Rating 18/20

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (206) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 21, 2016
Nachdem wir einen angenehmen Spazergang durch die Brüsseler Innenstadt beendet hatten, kehrten wir in die, mit einer Vielzahl von Zapfhähnen bestückten, Brasserie Lambara ein. Schnell ein 0,33l Kwak geordert (4Euro) und schon gehts los. Ein kräftig süßlicher Geruch steigert die Vorfreude. Im Antrunk ist dann gleich eine Menge los, wobei sich sanfte Beerenaromen und dezente Hopfenbittere durchsetzen. Der Mittelteil dann schön vollmundig und einfach nur wunderschön (wenn man bei Bier davon sprechen darf ;) ). Ein langer Nachhall (Hopfen!!) und der Blick auf das abgefahrene Glas runden das Genusserlebnis perfekt ab. For Lovers!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wojownik17 (57) - POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Piwko w butelce 330 ml. Klasyka gatunku, jedno z najsłynniejszych piw świata, belgijski ale. Mocne piwo, więc nie ma co przesadzać z ilością, nuty karmelowe, orzechowe. Kolor bursztynowy. Generalnie - solidny, zacny Belg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombelsky (26) - - APR 13, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Amber, clear. Small off white head. Spare lacing. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, banana, bubblegum, woody, apricot. Sweet, bit sour. Full body, watery to oily. Sticky, dry and spicy finish. Bit alcohol in aftertaste also present. Very good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Medium clear, mahogany, light white head. Banana, light coriander, molasses. Sweet, light mustiness, bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation. Shortish finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (459) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2016
33cl bottle. Reddish brown with a foamy white head. Toffee aroma, burnt toffee flavour with a surprising fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - APR 7, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy reddish beer with minimal white head. Aroma is of red apples, spices and alcohol. Taste is bitter with considerable carbonation and some astringency. Strong malt character with rich aftertaste.


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